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Offline SonicMan46

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Re: Recordings for lute and related instruments
« Reply #360 on: July 09, 2018, 10:48:53 AM »
Dowland, John - Solo Lute Music w/ Jakob Lindberg - three instruments are used: 1) 8-course lute by Michael Lowe, Oxford 1980; 2) 10-course lute, same in 1977; and 3) 8-course orpharion by Lars Jönsson, 1994 - the latter is flat-backed and wire strung (one 9-course shown below but not the one used in these performances) - the lutes are strung w/ 'gut bass' strings; Lindberg feels these are more 'authentic' to the times of the compositions; BTW, he also wrote the booklet notes.  Dave :)

 

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Re: Recordings for lute and related instruments
« Reply #361 on: July 11, 2018, 08:21:24 AM »
Francesco da Milano (1497-1543) - Lute Works w/ Paul Beier - new acquisition of an early lutenist/composer; although I have a LOT of lute/guitar/related string instruments music, this is my first CD dedicated solely to Francesco Canova - boy, this musician dates from the time of Columbus and worked mainly for the papal court (short intro bio below) - he's been discussed occasionally in this thread - was not sure which 'starter' performance to obtain (others by Smith, O'Dette, and so forth) - Paul Beier used a six-course lute strung in gut.  Not sure 'how many' of Francesco's compositions are extant w/o a source - and there is one, i.e. the book of Arthur J. Ness, published in 1970 (see below) - appears that most of these works were called 'Ricercars' or 'Fantasias' (distinction not clear), plus others - the majority are Ricercars in my CD w/ low Ness numbers - will explore some other recordings - comments appreciated.  Dave :)

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Francesco Canova da Milano (Francesco da Milano, also known as Il divino, Francesco da Parigi, etc.) (18 August 1497 – 2 January 1543) was an Italian lutenist and composer. He was born in Monza, near Milan, and worked for the papal court for almost all of his career. Francesco was heralded throughout Europe as the foremost lute composer of his time. More of his music is preserved than of any other lutenist of the period, and his work continued to influence composers for more than a century after his death. (SOURCE)

   

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Re: Recordings for lute and related instruments
« Reply #362 on: July 11, 2018, 08:58:02 AM »
Francesco da Milano (1497-1543) - Lute Works w/ Paul Beier - new acquisition of an early lutenist/composer; although I have a LOT of lute/guitar/related string instruments music, this is my first CD dedicated solely to Francesco Canova - boy, this musician dates from the time of Columbus and worked mainly for the papal court (short intro bio below) - he's been discussed occasionally in this thread - was not sure which 'starter' performance to obtain (others by Smith, O'Dette, and so forth) - Paul Beier used a six-course lute strung in gut.  Not sure 'how many' of Francesco's compositions are extant w/o a source - and there is one, i.e. the book of Arthur J. Ness, published in 1970 (see below) - appears that most of these works were called 'Ricercars' or 'Fantasias' (distinction not clear), plus others - the majority are Ricercars in my CD w/ low Ness numbers - will explore some other recordings - comments appreciated.  Dave :)

   


What you have is Beier’s first Milano recording. He did a second one with lots of fantasias. I like the second one very much.
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Re: Recordings for lute and related instruments
« Reply #363 on: July 11, 2018, 09:35:30 AM »

What you have is Beier’s first Milano recording. He did a second one with lots of fantasias. I like the second one very much.

Thanks - I'll do some more searching - believe the booklet notes suggested Beier was starting a series but my recording dates to 1999?  Dave :)
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Re: Recordings for lute and related instruments
« Reply #364 on: July 11, 2018, 08:47:55 PM »
Francesco da Milano (1497-1543) - Lute Works w/ Paul Beier - new acquisition of an early lutenist/composer; although I have a LOT of lute/guitar/related string instruments music, this is my first CD dedicated solely to Francesco Canova - boy, this musician dates from the time of Columbus and worked mainly for the papal court (short intro bio below) - he's been discussed occasionally in this thread - was not sure which 'starter' performance to obtain (others by Smith, O'Dette, and so forth) - Paul Beier used a six-course lute strung in gut.  Not sure 'how many' of Francesco's compositions are extant w/o a source - and there is one, i.e. the book of Arthur J. Ness, published in 1970 (see below) - appears that most of these works were called 'Ricercars' or 'Fantasias' (distinction not clear), plus others - the majority are Ricercars in my CD w/ low Ness numbers - will explore some other recordings - comments appreciated.  Dave :)



What you have is Beier’s first Milano recording. He did a second one with lots of fantasias. I like the second one very much.

I have it as well, great disc!  :)

I didn't know there was a sequel, love to have it....

Could you fill us in on the details? Was it also issued on Stradivarius?

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Re: Recordings for lute and related instruments
« Reply #365 on: July 11, 2018, 09:49:32 PM »
I have it as well, great disc!  :)

I didn't know there was a sequel, love to have it....

Could you fill us in on the details? Was it also issued on Stradivarius?

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Yes Stradivarius

Perino Fiorentino was a pupil of Francesco da Milano, he died young,  his muisc's good.

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Re: Recordings for lute and related instruments
« Reply #366 on: July 12, 2018, 01:39:26 PM »
Found it - thanks!  :)


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Re: Recordings for lute and related instruments
« Reply #367 on: July 12, 2018, 01:40:00 PM »
Listening to this today. The instruments sound wonderful and Cherici infuses the music with an “in the moment” sense of drama. Very rewarding listen. Good selection of pieces too.

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« Reply #368 on: July 15, 2018, 07:43:46 AM »
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Re: Recordings for lute and related instruments
« Reply #369 on: July 15, 2018, 02:05:17 PM »
I just bought this as a hi-res FLAC--wonderfully played and recorded.

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